22 August 2014

The Longroom

18 - 20 St John’s Street, London EC1M 4AY

Pubs Clerkenwell, Barbican
  • Wine: £16.00
  • Champagne: £39.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-12M (Fri-Sat -1am)

Square Meal Review of The Longroom ?

A Jack the Ripper-era, warehouse-style, sepia-toned interior works well in the context of the Longroom’s location next to Smithfield Market. Traditional salt beef – moist and flaky – served on sourdough from Gail’s bakeries is the mainstay of a short menu that also features soups, doorstep sarnies and toastie-sized Welsh rarebit laced with craft beer (steeply priced at £6.50, regardless of additional pickles). Wines by the glass include a serviceable house Sangiovese at £4, and the same outlay secures a pint of London Fields lager from a list that also touts Meantime Yakima Red and Aspall’s Harry Sparrow cider. Service is sweet, but explaining a virgin Mary to a Spanish-speaking bartender can verge on a Fawlty Towers farce. Expect plenty of takers during the week, although Sunday lunch in this very long room can be a lonely place.

Click here to read our diners’ reviews, or write your own
  1. The Longroom

    18 - 20 St John’s Street, London EC1M 4AY
    Overall rating:
    Aine C.

    • Food & Drink: 2
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 2

    Was this review helpful to you?

Back to Top

Got a blog?

Add your blog review of The Longroom to Square Meal

Win fab prizes • Attract traffic to your blog • Add prestige to your blog Find out how

  1. Published : Sunday, 10th March 2013

    love2feed :: eat: the longroom

    The Longroom is a newish pub centrally located in Farringdon, right near St John’s and up the road from Smithfield market. We first came to The Longroom on a Sunday in early February after a painstakingly long three hour wait to visit the Rain Room at the nearby Barbican Centre. On this particular occasion, we were all hyped to try their brunch menu which includes the ‘Salt Beef Benedict’. To our disappointment, the brunch menu was not being served...
    More from love2feed »

Essential Details for The Longroom

  • Address: 18 - 20 St John’s Street, London EC1M 4AY
  • Telephone: 020 7336 6099
  • Website:
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-12M (Fri-Sat -1am)

Location of The Longroom

Diners at The Longroom also recommend...